Norman Maclean had quoted “Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it”. Our country has been gifted by several mighty rivers that had shaped the dawn of civilization. The mighty Indus or the Sindhu had a crucial role to the emergence of our subcontinent as one of the most powerful civilizations of the world.
The Mighty Indus from Thiksey Monastery
Indus View from Thiksey Monastery
For any tourist visiting Ladakh, the full Indus valley view is a treat for any eye. Whether you are climbing the stairs up to the monastery or standing on its amazing roofs, the view of the serpentine green waters of the Indus takes you a whole new world.
The amazing landscape near the Sindhu Ghat
The Sindhu Ghat
It was a privilege to be at the Sindhu Ghat, the holy banks of the mighty river Indus. The spot is considered as one of the major attractions in and around Leh. The banks of the river had been meticulously paved into a gallery for holding religious festivals and Pujas.
The evening Sun shone brightly way above
The entrance is guarded by two beautiful pillars looking like memorial columns, welcoming us towards the banks of the mighty river. The backdrop scenery is amazingly spectacular with snow clad ranges overwhelming the dark brown mountains of Ladakh.
Amazing landscape at the Sindhu Ghat
The distant limits of the valley floor lay wide ahead with tinges of greenery surpassing the dull greyish monotony of the landscape. The evening Sun shone brightly way above us in the clear blue sky hardly having any signs of fatigue.
The Sindhu Ghat
The River Bank
It was a pleasure to find such a neat and clean river bank, well paved and meticulously maintained.
The stream of the river looked surprisingly quiet and feeble out here compared to the gushing stream of green waters which we had seen all the way on our drive through the Leh-Manali Highway. Probably the authorities had drawn a small stream out from the main river flow to make it safe for the pilgrims and tourists.
The Indus..amazing landscapes
I could hardly resist the temptation of shooting some adorable selfi shots at this amazing spot.
The Prized Shot featuring Myself on the banks of the Indus
The aerial view
Next day we were on our flight back to Delhi. The aircraft sped through the runway of Kushok Bakula Rimpoche Airport of Leh and meticulously took off beating the ominously looking stiff mountain cliffs surrounding us.
The Indus disappeared once for all carving its way through a deep gorge
The mighty Indus was once again sparkling way down in the valley floor with all its majestic grace.
Adieu Ladakh the land of amazing grey mountains
It suddenly took a sharp bend into the mountain ranges lying towards our left which were probably the outer limits of the famous Zaskar Ranges, till it disappeared once for all carving its way through a deep gorge as we finally bid adieu to Ladakh the land of amazing grey mountains.